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window stickers as masking

Postby SkaBob » Wed Jan 20, 2010 3:49 pm

So y'know those window stickers that you can get for your car?

Any of you ever used those to mask your discs when you dye them? I'm curious if they'd work for that, because I have a totally sweet one I wanna use, but I dunno if it'll bleed like a stuck pig or something...
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Re: window stickers as masking

Postby some call me...tim? » Wed Jan 20, 2010 3:57 pm

You're talking about the ones that are basically bumper stickers, but have the 2 step application process? If so, that should work great, because they're made out of sign vinyl.

If you're talking about those static cling type ones that you use on the inside, I would trust them about as much as I'd trust cheesecloth for a condom.
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Re: window stickers as masking

Postby riverboy » Thu Jan 21, 2010 1:51 am

They tend to bleed.. a lot. I sure as hell will never use them again.
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Re: window stickers as masking

Postby SkaBob » Thu Jan 21, 2010 9:11 am

some call me...tim? wrote:You're talking about the ones that are basically bumper stickers, but have the 2 step application process? If so, that should work great, because they're made out of sign vinyl.

If you're talking about those static cling type ones that you use on the inside, I would trust them about as much as I'd trust cheesecloth for a condom.


Yeah the one I have has actual sticky stuff, not the static type.

riverboy wrote:They tend to bleed.. a lot


For a complex design I can see how that'd happen, but the one I have is pretty simple...how intricate was the one you used?
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Re: window stickers as masking

Postby AciDBatH666 » Thu Jan 21, 2010 12:26 pm

Static cling - no.
Decal - yes

The stuff I use is vinyl for decals. But it's an economy grade. Meaning it's cheap and has a low adhesiveness. If I used my good quality vinyl it would be even better since it would stick more. But it would leave more residue that would be harder to clean off after.
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Re: window stickers as masking

Postby Ode » Fri Jan 22, 2010 1:53 am

i used some stickers for dyes that turned out great, but they were cut from vinyl.
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